IT Futures

University of Edinburgh

Conference 2017

The University’s IT Futures conference returns this year with a title of “IT Futures – Scaling and Transforming Education”. 

It will take place all day on Wednesday, 13th December 2017, in G07 Informatics Forum.

Tweet the conference using hashtag: #itfutures

All speakers are University of Edinburgh colleagues unless otherwise stated.

Dec 14th 2017: There were no programme changes. Photos from the conference, courtesy of Ashley Lloyd, are at; also catch up with Nicola Osborne’s astonishing live blog of the event. Video recordings will be available as soon as possible.

 08.30 – 09.15  Registration, with coffee
 09:15 – 09.30  Welcome
 09:30 – 10.00  Opening Address : Prof Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage
 10.00 – 11.00  Morning Keynote – External

Mr Stefan Hyttfors:

 with Invited Respondent

Dr Jen Ross

 11.00 – 11.30  Coffee break
 11.30 – 12.15 Replay Highlights: Lessons from lecture recording at scale
Ms Anne-Marie Scott
 12.15 – 12.45

 Scaling an online Masters: approaches and challenges to growth  on the MSc Clinical Education

 Drs Gill Aitken, Tim Fawns, Derek Jones

 12.45 – 13.30  Lunch break
 13.30 – 14.30  Afternoon Keynote: Educating against psychic numbing

Prof Sian Bayne

 with Invited Respondent

Dr Kate Orton-Johnson

 14:30 – 15.00  The student perspective on digital education

Ms Bobi Archer

 15.00 – 15.30  A proposed future Digital Education Ecosystem for the  University of Edinburgh

Mr Gavin McLachlan

 15.30 – 16.00  Closing Address

Prof Charlie Jeffery

 16.00 – 17.00  Please join us for Mince Pies and Mulled Wine